Are you a friend or family member of a parent with cancer who isn’t sure how you can help? Or maybe you’re a patient or spouse who could use a gift card for groceries, for the kids or just for fun (of which there is a terrible deficit during chemo, right?). The Cancer Card Xchange is […]
It’s losing your innocence all at once, rather than in bits and pieces over a lifetime
I never thought that explaining cancer to my child would be scarier than discussing gun violence
by Lisa Adams I met a woman who told me something shocking. It wasn’t that she’d had breast cancer. Or had a double mastectomy with the TRAM flap procedure for reconstruction. Or that she’d had chemotherapy. What made my jaw literally drop open was her statement that she has never told the younger two of […]
If you had cancer, would you tell your kids?
Cancer was a word no one uttered in our family. At least, not in front of me. Still, I knew on some level what was going on.